Category Archives: Missional Community Experience

Improving the Neighborhood Food Drive

Last week (Thanksgiving week), the Fellowship of Believers completed our second food drive.   Our purposes are to serve our city and be a blessing in our neighborhoods. In terms of serving our city, we collected about twenty-five bags of food.  And … Continue reading

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Creating a Space that Fosters Spitual Growth

Two values are essential for forming the kind of community environment we try to create for vibrant spiritual growth. Invitation has to do with the sense of being included in the community, welcomed, and valued – not for what you can do but … Continue reading

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Missional Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is coming on November 27.  It’s pretty easy to be missional on Thanksgiving day – or the day after.  All you have to do is invite people over – or allow yourself to be invited over – to someone’s … Continue reading

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Making Earth More Like Heaven

I am so grateful when people share their stories.  We all learn: story teller and listener alike.  Last month, I heard a missional microchurch planter tell his story.  I’m sorry I don’t remember his name – Daniel, I think. Anyway, … Continue reading

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The second thing to understand about our MCs

“Discipleship is not just about learning the words of Jesus or learning to do the works of Jesus.  It is also about learning the ways of Jesus.”  – from a talk by Mike Breen The Discipleship Square can help you … Continue reading

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Prayer Ministry UP-IN-OUT

As we form groups at FCMC, we try to form them in a way that reflects the lifestyle patterns we see in Jesus.  I’m talking about Up, In, and Out.   But how will that work with a prayer group? … Continue reading

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Missional Community Question and Answer

My friend Marilyn Beyer asked me these questions in preparation for a presentation in one of her seminary classes.  I thought I’d share.  Her questions are in bold. Why missional communities?  Why now?  Why now?  The simple answer is that it … Continue reading

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Good Friday Sunrise Worship Service

“Surely, he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows…”  Isaiah 53:4 Every year, we gather with friends and family at the beach to worship God at sunrise every Good Friday.  It’s become a tradition for our family.  It was started … Continue reading

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It’s What God Does That Matters

About that title, I bet some of you are thinking, “yeah, that’s what you say when a ministry isn’t doing well.”  But no, I mean it.  It’s what God does that matters.  Everything else is filler.  And I’ll go beyond … Continue reading

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Three Ways Church Plants Can Be Pretty Awesome

New church plants can be awesome.  They may not be.  But they can be.   Here are three thoughts on that. 1) New church plants tend to be desperate for God.  On a lot of levels, that is a very good … Continue reading

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